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Trigger Happy TV: Best Of Series 1 DVD £2.99 + Free Delivery/5% Voucher Codes @ Play
Trigger Happy TV: Best Of Series 1 DVD £2.99 + Free Delivery/5% Voucher Codes @ Play

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First shown by Channel 4 at the beginning of 2000, Trigger Happy TV is one of those hidden-camera shows that plays pranks on the unsuspecting public. The brainchild of writer-performer Dom Jolly and his co-director Sam Cadman, it's a beguiling selection of endearingly daft scenes triggered by the admirably straight-faced Jolly (an inappropriate name if ever there was one). His characters include, among many others, a traffic warden who ticks off street cleaners for parking their carts on double-yellow lines; a business man who produces a three-foot-long mobile phone and bellows loudly into the handset; and an incompetent secret-service agent who sidles up to people on park benches, slipping them cryptic messages.
Unlike the elaborate ruses of other hidden-camera shows, the best gags here are decidedly low-tech and simple: Jolly's attempt to interact with a stuffed dog he's taken for a "walk" in the park, much to bemusement of passing joggers, is fairly typical of the programme's mix of deadpan humour and surreal visuals--less Beadle's About, more absurdist street theatre. And instead of relying on a laugh track to set the mood, the show has a surprisingly eclectic, even at times strangely mellow and introspective, soundtrack from such acts as The Happy Mondays, Elastica and the Stereophonics. While some of the recurring gags were beginning to flag by the end of the series, the beauty of this compilation is that it features only the strongest material. However, we won't get a chance to see the prank Jolly played on Bill Wyman, who objected when it was first screened on television. Wyman might not get Jolly's impish brand of humour. But this fresh and entertaining compilation gives the rest of us a chance to sample it for ourselves.

Special Features
4:3 Full Frame
DVD 5
English
Region 2
Dolby Digital Stereo English
Dolby Digital Stereo

15 Comments

got this and very very funny !

I bought this when it came out ages ago!! It was in the days when all DVD's were £19.99!

So funny! Much better than the second or third serious. In this series no one knew who he was, so it was far better.

I want to go and watch it again now. Voted HOT

Used to love the show, shame the most famous sketch was the terrible giant mobile phone one lol

Thank you. Just ordered.

Just ordered this. Heat and rep thanks.

Banned

I remember buying my series 1, 2 & 3 box set for £40 when it was released!

Jesus, most amount of money I've ever spent on DVDs. Worth it tho

Ordered, thanks.

Great post!

Heat & Rep added! Many thanks

Make it so!

Soth 8-)

Excellent show. Ordered all 3 series on DVD for £2.99 when they were on here about a year ago from Tesco Jersey.

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Used to love the show, shame the most famous sketch was the terrible … Used to love the show, shame the most famous sketch was the terrible giant mobile phone one lol



HELLO! NO, I AM ON HOTDEALS! HOT DEALS! NO, ITS RUBBISH!

Heat added by the way! :thumbsup:

can't remember which series this was in,was the first time i saw him on t.v,dressed as a punk chatting to 2 OAP's about flora & fauna in the park,all very nice & twee,then gets up & walks off,& has f**k off in large letters on the back of his jacket............priceless

£14.99 now. expired

The santa stuck up the chimney had me every time http://www.urban75.net/ubb/biggrin.gif

you are not grey squirrel??
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